At the rate things are going with this MLB contract extensions, teams are going to call players to discuss contract extensions as they are leaving the room from signing their first contract.
Shortstop Jean Segura has played 190 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (191 in his career). He is under team control through 2018. The urgency to sign an extension and buy out his arbitration years would seem minimal, but the Brewers’ front office has reportedly been interested in locking up Segura for a long time now.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee’s front office will get together this weekend to discuss a potential extension for the 24-year-old shortstop:
Brewers General manager Doug Melvin said Friday he plans to meet this weekend with principal owner Mark Attanasio to see what they want to do about making a multi-year contract offer to shortstop Jean Segura.
Attanasio is in town for the weekend with most of the front-office members as they entertain sponsors and other supporters of the club. Melvin and Attanasio will discuss what makes sense in terms of a possible long-term deal for Segura, then decide whether to open talks.
Franchise shortstops are hard to come by, especially with the unique skill-set that Segura brings. In that sense it’s reasonable to be proactive about a long-term extension, but man, this is like really proactive.